Flehmen response

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Flehmen response

[′flā·mən ri‚späns]
(ecology)
A courtship behavior displayed by the males of some mammalian species in which the upper lip is curled and the neck is extended, facilitating the reception of olfactory cues.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This is called the flehmen reaction and is in response to the scent of a female's urine.